CILIP Guidelines for Secondary School Libraries

Author: Sue Shaper

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781856049696

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 161

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This fully updated version of the CILIP-endorsed guidelines for secondary school libraries addresses the changing schools landscape and impact of technological changes of recent years. Focusing on the librarian at the heart of the school, each chapter interweaves best practice, technological development and context-specific options to provide clear guidance and support for all involved in the provision of school library services. Amongst other key topics the Guidelines cover: - Providing quality resources - Information literacy - Reader development - Pro-active marketing - Evaluation - Partnerships and the wider community. - Developed with an international audience in mind, these guidelines provide a comprehensive and flexible model for a modern school library service. Readership: This will be essential reading for all those who work in school library services, whatever their level of qualification. The guidelines will also be of interest to teachers, especially those in management positions, school governors, business people who service school libraries, and students of librarianship.
British librarianship and information work 2011-2015

Author: J. H. Bowman


ISBN: 9781326820473

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 563

View: 262

This is the latest in an important series of reviews going back to 1928. The book contains 28 chapters, written by experts in their field, and reviews developments in the principal aspects of British librarianship and information work in the years 2011-2015.
Joint-Use Libraries

Author: Sarah McNicol

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780631301

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

View: 184

This book examines all aspects of joint-use libraries, from the implications of government policy, to design and operational issues and evaluation. It considers all forms of joint-use library (e.g. school-public, college-public, university-public, health-university), reflecting on different models adopted around the world. Some of the main issues discussed include: partnership working, staffing and management, stock, digital resources, learning and literacy and community involvement. Brings together case studies and good practice from around the world Reflects the latest developments in this rapidly-developing field Covers both operational and strategic issues such as partnership working and learning in joint use libraries
Metric Handbook

Author: David Littlefield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135140649

Category: Architecture

Page: 920

View: 645

• Fully updated in reference to the latest construction standards and new building types • Sustainable design fully integrated into each chapter • Over 100,000 copies sold to successive generations of architects and designers – this book truly belongs on every design office desk and drawing board. The Metric Handbook is the major handbook of planning and design data for architects and architecture students. Covering basic design data for all the major building types it is the ideal starting point for any project. For each building type, the book gives the basic design requirements and all the principal dimensional data, and succinct guidance on how to use the information and what regulations the designer needs to be aware of. As well as buildings the Metric Handbook deals with broader aspects of design such as materials, acoustics and lighting, and general design data on human dimensions and space requirements. The Metric Handbook really is the unique reference for solving everyday planning problems. About the Author: David Littlefield is a senior lecturer at the University of the West of England, where he teaches in the department of planning and architecture. For many years he worked as a writer and journalist. David has written, co-written or edited over ten books on architecture. Customer reviews: “This book is a great investment as you will use it throughout your career as an architect.” “I have found that this book is the Bible for all planners, contains so much information that no designer or planner should be without a copy.” “An essential reference book that should be on the shelf in any design studio.”
British Librarianship and Information Work 2001–2005

Author: J.H. Bowman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317171881

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 568

View: 819

This important reference volume covers developments in aspects of British library and information work during the five year period 2001-2005. Over forty contributors, all of whom are experts in their subject, provide an overview of their field along with extensive further references which act as a starting point for further research. The book provides a comprehensive record of library and information management during the past five years and will be essential reading for all scholars, library professionals and students.
Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries

Author: Anthi Katsirikou

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814299695

Category: Education

Page: 518

View: 928

Methods, Management and Marketing; The Change of Libraries; Digital Resources and New Library Models; Focus to Users and User Groups; Information Literacy; Quality, Using Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Digital Library Education and Research; Evaluation; Impact Assessment; Information and Communication Technology Services; Support to Research; Catalogues and Manuscripts.
Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences

Author: John D. McDonald

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000031546

Category: Computers

Page: 6106

View: 999

The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, comprising of seven volumes, now in its fourth edition, compiles the contributions of major researchers and practitioners and explores the cultural institutions of more than 30 countries. This major reference presents over 550 entries extensively reviewed for accuracy in seven print volumes or online. The new fourth edition, which includes 55 new entires and 60 revised entries, continues to reflect the growing convergence among the disciplines that influence information and the cultural record, with coverage of the latest topics as well as classic articles of historical and theoretical importance.
The Innovative School Librarian

Author: Elizabeth Bentley

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781783300556

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 209

View: 531

This book takes a strategic approach to the leadership of school libraries and will inspire and enable school librarians to think creatively about their work and the community in which they operate. The Innovative School Librarian raises important questions about the functions of the school librarian and sets out to encourage the reader to re-examine their own professional values, assumptions and practices. This has led to the inclusion of a new chapter on using evidence, a large number of new vignettes to illustrate responses to challenges as well as a significant re-structuring of other chapters. Written by current leaders in the field, each chapter addresses the practical issues facing school librarians. This new edition has been fully updated In the light of curriculum revisions, resource changes, developments in the use and integration of technology and new routes into the profession. Key topics covered include: - the librarian's philosophy and professional identity - bridging the gap between different visions for the school library - identifying and understanding our community - making a positive response to change - keeping inspired and inspiring others - integrating the library into teaching and learning. This is an essential, thought-provoking book for all school librarians, practitioners in schools library services, and students of librarianship. It has plenty to interest school leadership, headteachers, educational thinkers, public library managers and local government officers.
Library and Information Science in Developing Countries: Contemporary Issues

Author: Tella, A.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781613503362

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 335

View: 516

The field of library and information science is experiencing significant and continued transformation as a result of advancements in digital technology. Adapting to new technologies is crucial for librarians and other information professionals, but there exists a particularly acute gap in technology adoption among developing countries. Library and Information Science in Developing Countries: Contemporary Issues explores the relationship between global technology development and the impact of new technologies on library practice, library education, and information science. Book chapters and case studies in this work provide insight to and support for practitioners and executives concerned with the management of knowledge, information, and organizational development in different types of work environments and learning communities.
Libraries in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Stuart J. Ferguson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780632810

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

View: 351

Libraries in the Twenty-First Century brings together library educators and practitioners to provide a scholarly yet accessible overview of library and information management and the challenges that the twenty-first century offers the information profession. The papers in this collection illustrate the changing nature of the library as it evolves into its twenty-first century manifestation. The national libraries of Australia and New Zealand, for instance, have harnessed information and communication technologies to create institutions that are far more national, even democratic, in terms of delivery of service and sheer presence than their print-based predecessors. Aimed at practitioners and students alike, this publication covers specific types of library and information agencies, discusses specific aspects of library and information management and places developments in library and information services in a number of broad contexts: socio-economic, ethico-legal, historical and educational.